Adding to the long list of SRRC awards, in February of 2012, Dr. Elaine Champagne (retired) received the Rice Technology Working Group Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to individuals who have provided distinguished long-term service to the rice industry in areas of research, education, international agriculture, administration, and industrial rice technology. It is also extremely noteworthy that Dr. Gillian Eggleston won the prestigious ACS Wolfram award in March 2012. This award was from the American Chemical Society, Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry, “The Delville Wolfman Award for distinguished service to the Division and to the Field of Carbohydrate Chemistry.” These very recent awards add to the long list of SRRC awards won in recent history which demonstrates the great stature of SRRC scientists and also the accomplishments of those SRRC staff involved in administration. Below is listing of SRRC awards for years 2009-2012:
o Elaine Champagne –2010 Rice Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Syngenta, Rice Farming, and USA Rice Federation.
o H.N. Cheng –2009, Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society. To recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.
o Leon Cui –ARS 2010 “Superior Effort Award for Technology Transfer Award”
o Gllian Eggleston- “2011 Mid South Area “ “Senior Scientist of the Year”
o Gillian Eggleston – 2011” Iota Sigma Pi Violet Diller Award” from the National Honor Society for “outstanding contribution to chemistry and allied fields by a woman.”
o Gillian Eggleston – Federal Laboratory Consortium Southeast Region 2010 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for “Enhanced Application of Dextranases in Sugarcane and Sugar Beet Processing.”
o Alfred French – 2009 Anselme Payen Award from the Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials, American Chemical Society: for “Outstanding professional contributions to the science and chemical technology of cellulose and its allied products”.
o Alfred French – 2010 Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society. To recognize members of ACS for “outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.”
o Richard Jefferson – Received the “Louisiana Honor Medal” from Governor Bobby Jindal for his military service
o Maureen Wright-2010, Federal Executive Board “Equal Employment Opportunity Leadership Award”, Professional, Scientific, Other.
o Kanniah Rajasekaran-2010, Federal Executive Board “Equal Employment Opportunity Leadership Award”, Supervisory and Administrative Award Category
o Christopher Florane-2010 Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Technical Support ,New Orleans Federal Executive Board
o Deepak Bhatnagar – 2009, Elected Fellow, Society Industrial Microbiology.
o Deepak Bhatnagar -- 2011, Federal Executive Board “Special Service Award for commitment and service as Chair of the FEB’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Committee.”
o Trinia Bax – 2011, Federal Executive Board “Special Service Award for commitment and service as co-chair of the Equal Opportunity Advisory Council.